Because I owe it to myself, my family, my colleagues, and my clients to implement safe showing practices,

I pledge not to show any home to a stranger without first meeting them at the office or a public place and asking them to submit identification.

Pledges

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Michelle D. Morris-Mays

Keller Williams WB

Lynnea Leon

Tarbell REALTORS

Kelly Henson-Renoud

Russ Lyon Sothebys

Merrill Dillingham

Intrust Realty Group

Volante Gaston-Panpiboon

Taylor Properties

Marissa Lostra

Lostra Realty

Mike Hunt

Keller Williams

Gina Allen

Platinum Realty

Deborah Foote

NP Dodge Real Estate

Chris Haney

Keller Williams Realty

Teri Vorland

Iowa Realty Jordan Grove

Patrice Noble

RE/MAX Concepts

Amanda Thevathath

Hunziker &Associates

Lindsay Reid

Keller Williams

Teri Vorland

Iowa Realty Jordan Grove Office

kevin kolbe

Ramsey-Weeks, Inc.

Brooke Dunn

Keller Williams Ankeny Metro

Margaret Tiernan

Stuart Realty LLC

Duong Quang

Iowa Realty

Ryan Rivera

RE/MAX Concepts

Sharon Klaus

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Elyse Rogers

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Krystal Marshall

Keller Williams Realty greater Des Moines

Ben Bryant

Associated Realty

Max R Knauer III

Iowa Realty Company

Jim Huber

iowa realty

Peggy Larsen

CENTURY 21 Dement Realty

Jenn Pratt

NextHome Journey

Maria Landmesser

RE/MAX Concepts

Lindsey Aaron

RE/MAX Concepts

Deb Fowler

Century21 Property Professionals Inc

Dawnita Neff

RE/MAX Elite Homes QC

Dennis Bell

Mel Foster Co

Anita Olson

Associated Realty

Twyla Brown

Ruhl and Ruhl Realtors

Gary Doerrfeld

Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty

Holly Brink

EXP REALTY

Beth Gilbreath

Brissey Realty

Elizabeth Doerrfeld

Doerrfeld Properties LLC

Kim Christofferson

EXIT Realty Capital City

Max Ross Knauer III

Iowa Realty Company

Stephany Goodhue

Iowa Realty

Julie baudler

Coldwell Banker

Cassidy Shreve

EXIT Realty Lora & Company

Melissa R Starr

Ankeny Real Estate Service

Mia Fantauzzi

RE/MAX Concepts

Antonio Miguel Vargas Jr.

Keller Williams Ankeny Metro

Donna Selindh

Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group

Donna Bistrican

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Bill Bistrican

Keller Williams Greater DSM

Lindsey Capdevila

Keller Williams Ankeny metro

Stacie R Holst

Keller Williams Ames

Lori Strum

Iowa Realty

Alexis Sue Monroe

Keller Williams Ankeny Metro

John Dresher

Heartland Properties

Steven Myers

RE/MAX Concepts

Jenny Farrell

RE/MAX Concepts

Jenny Farrell

RE/MAX Concepts

Cameron Campos

RE/MAX Concepts

Jermaine Parkey

RE/MAX Concepts

Shane Wrage

RE/MAX Concepts

Karla Derrickson

RE/MAX Concepts

Jon Lipovac

RE/MAX Concepts

Erika Roeder

RE/MAX Concepts

Alen Agic

RE/MAX Concepts

Marinela Mic Plucic

RE/MAX Concepts

Mike Reagan

RE/MAX Concepts

Dena Konrad

RE/MAX Concepts

Alyse Messa

RE/MAX Concepts

Adrienne Howard

RE/MAX Precision

Angela Erickson

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Nancy Gonzalez

Iowa Realty

Jenifer Brown

Iowa Realty

Misty Szczech

EXIT Realty Midwest

Gary Doerrfeld

Coldwell Banker Hedges

Dawn Campbell

Keller Williams

Chris Fisher

Property Management Inc. - Central Iowa

Jessica Miller

Century 21

Samantha Winebrenner

Dream Street Realty

Sarah Davis

Via Group Realtors

Kaitlyn Harvey

Century 21 Signature Real Estate

LaDonna Langstraat

Iowa Realty

Elizabeth Doerrfeld

Doerrfeld Properties LLC

Jamie Zortman

Iowa Realty

Brystal Hopkins

Pella Realty Group

Kathy Miller

Iowa Realty

Josh Baker

Iowa Realty

Carla jourdan

Century 21 Signature

Randy Kramer

Iowa Realty

Ben Bryant

Associated Realty, LLC

Steve Biley

Iowa Realty

Mark Hoffman

Iowa Realty

Nathan Heaberlin

United Real Estate Professionals

Abigail Bentz-Stevens

Iowa Realty

Alex Wick

Remax Precision

Frank Fazio

Iowa Realty - Valley West

Cora Larsen

Iowa Realty

Dorie Huddleston

Fraise Auction & Real Estate

Whitney Sturtz

Iowa Realty

Maria Rocha

Keller Williams

Identified Prospects

REALTORS® understand an "identified" prospect to be someone who you know personally, was referred to you by someone you know and trust, has been pre-qualified by a lender, or has provided you a copy of a government issued photo identification

Recommended Practices

Showings

  • Unless the request comes from a personal acquaintance, or someone referred to you directly from somebody you trust, we should never meet a stranger at a home for a showing unless we have first met them at our office (during office hours) or at a public place (if no one is at the office).
  • We should request Identification from all prospective buyers, and provide copies of identification to our offices in accordance with our respective office policies.
  • We should use the buddy system whenever we are unsure about a showing, and should make ourselves available to our colleagues if they should ever feel the need to take someone with them or feel unsafe.
  • We should always follow our intuition, and never step into situations that we feel uneasy about.
  • During showings, park your car in front of the property rather than in the driveway or in the garage, so that you avoid having your car blocked in.
  • Let the prospect walk in front of you. Don't lead them, but rather direct them from a position slightly behind them. You can gesture for them to go ahead of you and say, for example, "The master suite is in the back of the house."
  • Don't get cornered. Stand near an exit whenever possible. Make sure all deadbolt locks are unlocked for easy access to the outside.

Open Houses

  • Consider having someone join you for the open house, whether a fellow agent, a friend, or family member.
  • Implement an Identification system for Opens that allows you to take a snapshot of visitors ID’s before allowing them access to the home.
  • Always let someone who is not at the open house know what hours you are conducting your open house and have them check in on you from time to time.
  • When the open house has ended, call your friend and let them know all is well.

General

  • We should all consider the nature of our personal marketing and be aware that our advertising may place us at increased risk of being profiled by potential perpetrators.
  • We should respect and abide by the request from sellers who have selected the “Safe Showing” option for their property and only show these listings to properly “identified” buyers.